SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The PGA Tour has suspended 17 golfers as punishment for competing in the inaugural LIV Golfing function later this thirty day period. The PGA Tour built the announcement by sending a memo to the players Thursday.
8 of the players resigned their membership from the PGA Tour ahead of getting into the LIV Golf party at the Centurion Club outdoors London that begins Thursday. As section of the punishment, the PGA Tour informed the gamers they are not suitable to compete in tour situations or the Presidents Cup.
The PGA Tour has activities in Southern California, such as the Genesis Invitational at Riviera County Club in Pacific Palisades. The American Convey party is at Pete Dye Stadium Class in La Quinta and the Farmers Insurance plan Open is at Torrey Pines program in San Diego.
Kavin Na, who attended Diamond Bar Significant Faculty prior to turning professional and becoming a member of the PGA Tour, is one of the 17 golfers who have been suspended.
“These gamers have produced their option for their personal economic-based mostly causes,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan wrote in the memo. “But they can’t demand the same PGA Tour membership advantages, criteria, alternatives and platform as you. That expectation disrespects you, our admirers and our associates. You have manufactured a different choice, which is to abide by the Match Rules you agreed to when you accomplished the dream of earning a PGA TOUR card and — extra importantly — to contend as portion of the preeminent corporation in the environment of qualified golfing.”
The gamers who are suspended are ineligible to take part on the PGA Tour or any other tours it sanctions, including the Korn Ferry Tour, PGA Tour Champions, PGA Tour Canada and PGA Tour Latinoamerica.
The golfers who have been suspended include 6-time PGA key champion Phil Mickelson, two-time important winner Dustin Johnson, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia.
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